Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review: Cross Your Heart by Michele Bardsley

Cross Your Heart is the seventh book in the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley and a Paranormal Romance from Signet Eclipse.

Book Blurb:

Even Vampires Are Afraid Of Ghosts

After the death of my husband - and my dreams of motherhood - I returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma.  Little did I know I would literally give up my life as Elizabeth Bretton, the Silverstone heiress.  The whole undead situation calls for a drink - blood martini, straight up, please.

Escaping the past isn’t that easy - especially when someone else’s past is out to get me.  Now I have a vengeful ghost trying to kill me, a 150 year-old mystery to solve and an outrageous were-jaguar named Tezozomoc “Tez” Abraham Elvis Jones trying to get into my boudoir.  Tez is a homicide detective who is vulgar, egotistical, presumptuous, and ridiculously hot.  Meow, indeed.

My thoughts:

Elizabeth Bretton is a direct descendent of one of the five families who founded Broken Heart.  She comes from a wealthy family and to call her snooty is an understatement.  

She is also one of the people who was attacked by the then Tainted, Lorcan O’Halloran, resulting in her being Turned Vampire.  

Elizabeth is of the Vampire Family Zela which means her ‘talent’ is in the manipulation of metals.

Resigned to being a single vampire - Elizabeth surrounds herself with her romance novels - immerses herself in work and enjoys the life of a well-to-do bloodsucker.

Enter Tez.

Tez is a were-jaguar, maybe the last of his kind.  He has come to Broken Heart by invitation of the current were Alpha - just to have a look around and see how Broken Heart suits him.

One thing is for sure - Elizabeth suits him just fine - and if he has his way, she will definitely be his.  

But first they have to figure out who the ghost is that is trying to kill Elizabeth - and what her ancestor has to do with it.

I love the Broken Heart series.  Each installment is better than the last.  The characters are fun and quirky, oftentimes sassy and raunchy - but always a blast to read. :)

I give Cross Your Heart 4 out of 5 stars and can’t wait for the next installment - Must Love Lycans, available 09-06-11.


Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great review and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I haven't had a chance to read this one yet but really want too!

Love this very funny series!

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great review. I love the cover to this one.

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good :) I did read a book by her and my interest sure peaked